Accounting Specialist / Full Charge Bookkeeper

Los Angeles

Overview of Position
Studio-MLA seeks a motived staff member with exceptional knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles who has worked in the architecture, landscape architecture or engineering industry to join our Los Angeles office.

Key Aspects of Position

  • Manages accounts payables, account receivables, and payroll.
  • Responsible for project invoicing, aging, signed contracts and insurance certificates.
  • Maintain accurate project information and accounting records in Ajera.
  • Maintain accurate ledgers, profit and loss statements and balance sheets.
  • Prepare annual Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) accounting compliant financials.

Skills and Experience

  • Degree in accounting is preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of professional experience.
  • Strong skills with Ajera accounting software and good knowledge Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Bluebeam.
  • Must possess strong organizational ability, show excellent attention to detail.
  • Able to consistently meet all deadlines and accounting cycle dates.
  • Demonstrate effective corporate communication skills written and verbally.

Studio Culture
We are a woman-owned, minority-owned practice with a deep commitment to recruiting and retaining an outstanding and diverse team. The studio is a welcoming and collaborative space where each of us is encouraged to create, investigate, and explore.

To Apply

  • Please e-mail your resume for review to jobs@studio-mla.com.
  • Excellent benefits package.
  • Compensation commensurate with experience and skill level.

About the Firm
Studio-MLA is a design studio that integrates landscape architecture, urban design, and planning to create places that inspire human connection, unite communities, and restore environmental balance. “Advocacy by design” is a foundation of our practice – a powerful tool to catalyze ecological and social change with inclusivity and authenticity. For more than 25 years, founder and president Mia Lehrer, FASLA has sparked the team’s inventive thinking to address complex relationships within urban and natural environments. From the master planning of cities to the design of intimate plazas and gardens, the studio is recognized for creativity, pragmatism, and advanced strategies for resiliency across a range of scales and geographies.

With offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco, our 45-person team includes landscape architects, designers, planners, botanists, and ecologists from around the world. Diversity and multiple perspectives add meaning to collaborations and value to outcomes. Together, we believe in the transformative power of design to recalibrate our shared surroundings for a just and resilient future.